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Man’s Best Friend

Man’s Best Friend

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity (Proverbs 17:17).” Americans love their pets. A recent report claimed that we spend more than $60 billion ...

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I Believe You

I Believe You

Guest Author: Steve Black In recent weeks, there has been a flood of news around the country involving the sexual abuse of individuals. Most of this has come from the ...

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Giving Thanks Isn’t Always Easy

Giving Thanks Isn’t Always Easy

In this edition of Desert Spiritual, Timothy Gunnells explores more about what it means to give thanks in everything and how difficult a task that can sometimes be, even for the ...

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Are Thoughts And Prayers Sufficient After a Tragedy?

Are Thoughts And Prayers Sufficient After a Tragedy?

It seems as if a national tragedy occurs almost monthly. Immediately after, many people post “thoughts and prayers” to whatever tragedy has taken place, and for those upon whom it ...

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Starstruck

Starstruck

“Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loose the belt of Orion? Can you bring out Mazzaroth in its season? Or can you guide the Great Bear with its cubs (Genesis 1:14)?” ...

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A Romans 12 Christian: A Tribute to My Friend Jack Clark

A Romans 12 Christian: A Tribute to My Friend Jack Clark

In this edition of Desert Spiritual, Timothy Gunnells, explores what it means to be a Romans 12 Christian as he pays tribute to his dear friend, Jack Clark.

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All Things to All Men

All Things to All Men

As is normal this time of year in Arkansas, the mornings are darker while we are getting ready for the day. Monday was no different. My phone, sitting in its usual spot on my ...

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Augustine Explains Old Testament Polygamy

Augustine Explains Old Testament Polygamy

Augustine, in his On Christian Doctrine, explained Old Testament polygamy in a way that in his mind logically set forth its acceptance then (cf. 3.17–22). The rule of ...

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Dead End Job

Dead End Job

“Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place ...

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Digging Deeper Into the Word

Digging Deeper Into the Word

At various stages of one’s Christianity, one may find themselves growing from a novice student to one who is better able to navigate the niceties of the Scriptures. For example, ...

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Are You an Unmarked Grave?

Are You an Unmarked Grave?

A few days ago, I was reading through the Gospel of Luke for personal Bible study. I came across Luke’s account of Jesus’ “woes” to the Pharisees, more famously known and recalled ...

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New Heavens and New Earth Need Not Be Contentious

New Heavens and New Earth Need Not Be Contentious

Recently I noted how several years ago I began to shift towards the belief of a new heaven and earth because of my reading of patristics. I’ll say that I don’t find this to be a ...

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